So, I was practicing this morning and everything was all honky dory when my husband walks in the room. He’d buzzed all his hair off and trimmed up his beard and looked just plain hot. Which then caused me to bonk my cello. Really really hard. On the bridge. Which ended up turned at about a 15 degree angle. Go me!
So, in my embarrassment, I didn’t want to call my luthier and decided I would fix this myself. Yeah, you read that right. I decided to fix it myself. Luckily, since I’d gotten my cello back three days ago and measured where the bridge was out of curiosity, I knew exactly where it should be. Moving the bridge into just the right spot was excruciatingly difficult. Then I got it where it should be, but there was one little corner of one foot that had a tiny little gap that I could stick a piece of paper under. It look about half an hour of manipulation to get rid of that pesky gap.
But I did it. And you know what? MY CELLO SOUNDS FUCKING AWESOME. You know those overtones that Jon Silpayamanant was talking about in a comment to my post Hi, 6th position!? It was land of crazy overtones. I was even able to start manipulating them like he was talking about. Interestingly, figuring out how to do so has totally changed my bowing technique. It’s impossible to describe in words, but it’s pretty damn awesome. @Jon, I so wish you didn’t live half a country away because you really need to hear this!!